"Best of" Lists
Newbery Medal and Honor Books
Each January, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The author must be a citizen or resident of the United States, and the book can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry published in English by a U.S. publisher during the preceding year. Newbery Honor awards are given to authors of other distinguished children's books that came out that year. Check out our list of recent Newbery-winning books, with the 2016 winners listed first.